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COVID-19 Protocols Changed for February 19 to March 4, 2022

The following measures for the control and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 for the period Saturday, February 19, 2022, to Friday, March 4, 2022, have been decided, after advice and the customary consultations.

– In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a person shall remain confined to their place of residence Mondays to Sundays from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 4 a.m. each day.

– A business establishment shall cease operation on Mondays to Sundays at 11 p.m. A restaurant and other food establishments approved by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism may provide a dine-in service to persons and can allow the sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor at the restaurant and other food establishments.

– An educational institution shall continue to operate as stated in the Education Act.

– A person shall not host or attend a mass crowd event, social event or recreational activity. A person can host a small event that consists of no more than 25 people including persons of his or her immediate family at his or her residence or fully vaccinated persons at his or her residence.

– A faith-based organization may hold a daily or regular religious ceremony and should comply with the square footage allowed in keeping with their COVID-19 response plan. A person shall not hold religious rites including baptisms, weddings and funerals by physical attendance unless there are no morethan100 persons in attendance.

– A person shall not play loud music, in accordance with the criminal code.

– A certified accommodation provider may provide recreational or social activities during the hours as specified under the COVID-19 order.

– A certified accommodation provider or an approved tourism establishment may permit a fully vaccinated person access to the services offered by the provider or establishment.

All other protocols remain in effect. The Government of Saint Lucia continued to encourage everyone to follow the protocols stipulated. “Let us all work together to fight this COVID-19 pandemic.”

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